At Cumwhinton School, we have a governing body whose role is one of strategic leadership. The statutory function of the Governing Body is the following:
Role 1: Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Role 2: Holding the head to account for the performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance of staff.
Role 3: Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure that its money is well spent.
At Cumwhinton School, the Governing Body is then divided into two subcommittees. Whilst each committee has set areas of school to focus on, our governors are supported to gain a bigger picture of the school through reading minutes of each committee and monitoring school aspects.
- Teaching, Learning and Welfare
- Finance, Staffing and Estates
Alongside this is ensuring they understand their strategic role in securing safeguarding in school and the Prevent agenda.
Governors also have specific tasks such as appointing the Head teacher, supporting his/her well-being, attending meetings and undertaking training.
The Chair of the Governing Body is Mr Liam Benson
Term of Office
|Mr Liam Benson||Chair of Governors||April 23 to April 27|
|Mrs Julie Stewart||
SEND Lead Governor
|Oct 23 to Oct 27|
|Mrs Beth Pipes||Parent||Dec 20 to Dec 24|
|Mr Peter Denston||Parent||Jan 22 to Jan 26|
|Mrs Rebecca Miller||
Co-opted / Vice Chair
Safeguarding Lead Governor
|Oct 23 to Oct 27|
|Mr Matt Squires||
Sport Premium and Pupil Premium Lead Governor
|Jan 22 to Jan 26|
|Mr Jon Stewart||Headteacher||Sept 23 -|
Clerk to the Governing Body is Mrs Rosalind Dempsey.
Mr David Beattie, our caretaker, is an Associate Member of the Welfare Committee.
We are required to publish the following information with regards to our Governing body membership:
~ relevant business and financial interests including:
~ governance roles in other educational institutions
~ any material interests arising from relationships between governors or
~ relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
~ attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year